Coevolution between flowering plants and insect pollinators
Jarzen, David M. Paleobotany and Palynology Laboratory, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida.
Dilcher, David L. Paleobotany and Palynology Laboratory, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida.
- Early history
- Pollen grain clumping
- Meganosed fly
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Coevolution is a term used to describe the mutual changes in two or more species, usually one following the other, that affect their interactions. Flowering plants (angiosperms) and their pollinators are often used as the classic example of this evolutionary phenomenon. The plant and the pollinator place evolutionary pressure on each other for changes in morphology, physiology, or habits that benefit both.
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